Located on Homer Street between Helmecken and Nelson, SVB is currently (June 13, 2020) open for take out. Line up safely, place an order and pay at the counter and wait for your order at one of three tables designated for the purpose. It worked smoothly and we walked around the corner to Emery Barnes Park to enjoy our treats.
SVB's entry in the Croissant Challenge is a Freshly Milled Buckwheat Croissant with Valrhona Dark Chocolate Bannetons. Really tasty! I'm feeling like the buckwheat added a measure of earthy flavour but it was also buttery and rich. The chocolate really added a serious punch. Try this!
Of course, we had to try a couple of other things too. This Lemon Cranberry Scone could win the scone challenge if there was such a thing going on. It wasn't overly sweet and just crumbly enough.
Finally, we tried an apple tart which was also tasty. Dessert for breakfast is a good thing. Lots of fruit for a small pastry and we recommend it. We completed this delicious breakfast with a decent Americano.